Klimt_edited.jpg

Immersive Klimt

Website_ Camille Thomas - Illustration b

Camille Thomas

Copy of Mazur - Constantine Orbelian_edi

Constantine Orbelian

Kate%2520Lorenz%2520final%2520correct_ed

Hyde Park Center

JA%2520watercolor_edited_edited.jpg

Chicago Symphony

IMG_0236_edited_edited_edited.jpg

Josh Grossman

8.7

GREATER TORONTO ART 2021

by Miles Forrester

With a selection of new media, mixed with skewed traditional techniques, the exhibit delivers a spectrum of contemporary visual art in the city.

collage-Website.png

Photography: Courtesy of MoCA

From September 29, 2021 to January 9, 2022, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Toronto exhibited a survey of diverse artists from around the Greater Toronto Area, working with a plenitude of contemporary or skewed traditional techniques. The exhibit reflected the intersecting identities of the diverse demographics and artists who call Toronto home, especially as the pandemic has put new and ongoing crises in starker relief. In the spirit of solidarity and common-purpose, GTA 2021 represented the city with embroidered (Raina) and projected (Chun) poems, a rusting installation (Siddique), hockey ready-mades (Oluseye), and an excellent documentary about a town’s chrome cow (Anoushahpour, Anoushahpour, & Ferko).

The exhibit was divided into three themes ascending MoCA's three floors:

Mutation

Featuring  works  which  engage  with  and  imagine  the  changing

world, featuring Native Art Department International, Oluseye, Jagdeep Raina, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Kara Springer, and Sahar Te.

Inheritance

Featuring works which reckon with memory and the intersection of the personal and the cultural. Participating artists include: Nour Bishouty, Jesse Chun, Julia Dault, Azza El Siddique, Kareem-Anthony Ferreira, Alexa Hatanaka & Ashoona Ashoona, and Pamila Matharu.

 

Ambivalence

Featuring works which evade easy answers in an unsteady moment; artists include: Common Accounts, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Tom Chung, Julia Dault, Aaron Jones, and Walter Scott.

Kristy Gordon_edited.jpg

Kristy Gordon

Lynn Hersham Leeson_edited.jpg

Lynn H. Leeson

Robert LePage_edited.jpg

Robert Lepage

CN%2520watercolor_edited_edited.jpg

Art on theMART

Ashley%252520Wheater%252520final_edited_

The Joffrey Ballet

Untitled-Artwork_edited_edited.jpg

Dennis Watkins

Find this, and more, in the forthcoming print edition of Issue No.8

In the meantime, checkout Issue No.7.

Issue No.7 features in-depth interview with artists and arts organizations across 10 cities.